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New Information By: M.A. Rana
  
December 8 2009
Dear all
I read about the following medicine that it work good for Urine problems or its system.
TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS
When i used this and it has surprised me about it works on Gums and theet. The patient was unable to eat because his lower gums and theet was badly damaged and he was about to extract all the theet. Now he is ok after using of three doses (5drops in each dose) of above medicine in Q potiency.
Any body have study about it.
Wish you all the good.

This is God who bless Life & health but no one else

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 8 2009
Thank you Rana. Though Boericke has this medicine in materia medica under the following description, I have not tried this on any patients:

TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS
Ikshugandha

An East Indian drug useful in urinary affections, especially dysuria, and in debilitated states of the sexual organs, as expressed in seminal weakness, ready emissions and impoverished semen. Prostatitis, calculous affections and sexual neurasthenia. It meets the auto-traumatism of masturbation correcting the emissions and spermatorrhśa. Partial impotence caused by overindulgence of advancing age, or when accompanied by urinary symptoms, incontinence, painful micturition, etc.

Dose.--Ten to twenty drops of the tincture three times daily.

You may also like to see the following :
ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF HYGROPHILA SPINOSA
T. ANDERS LEAVES – A COMPARATIVE STUDY Arjun Patra1*, S. Jha2, P.N. Murthy3, S. Satpathy3
1College of Pharmacy, IFTM, Moradabad - 244 001, UP, India
2Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi –
835 215, Jharkhand, India
3Royal College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Berhampur - 760 002, Orissa, India

ABSTRACT : Hygrophila spinosa (Acanthaceae) is a potent medicinal plant in the Indian systems of medicine. Traditionally
the leaves are used as/in diuretic, jaundice, antibacterial, dropsy, rheumatism, anasaraca, diseases of urinogenital tract, leucor, sweet, sour, bitter, tonic, oleaginous, aphrodisiac, hypnotic, diarrhea, dysentery, urinary calculi, urinary discharge, antiinflammatory, joint pain, biliousness, eye disease, ascites, abdominal troubles, anemia, anuria, gleets, cough, demulcent, stomachic, lumbago, arthritis, gastric disorder, leucorrhoea. In the present study the hydroalcoholic extract of the leaves of H.spinosa collected during different time periods were studied for their antibacterial activity by disc-diffusion method against different gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus & Bacilus subtilis) and gram negative (Escherchia coli & Pseudomonas aeruginosa) bacteria. It was observed that the leaves collected during mid-September to October end showed significant activity compared to the extracts of leaves collected at some other time.

KEYWORDS: Hygrophila spinosa, disc-diffusion method, antibacterial activity, minimum inhibitory concentration.

INTRODUCTION
Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders (Acanthaceae) is described in Ayurvedic literature as Ikshura, Ikshugandha and Kokilasha “having eyes like Kokila or Indian cuckoo”, common in moist places on the banks of tanks, ditches, paddy fields etc.; widely distributed throughout India from Himalayas to Ceylon, Srilanka, Burma,Malaysia and Nepal 1, 2, 3. Traditionally the leaves are used as/in diuretic, jaundice, dropsy, rheumatism, anasaraca, diseases of urinogenital tract, leucor, sweet, sour, bitter, tonic, oleaginous, aphrodisiac, hypnotic, diarrhea, dysentery, urinary calculi, urinary discharge, anti-inflammatory, joint pain, biliousness, eye disease, ascites, abdominal troubles, anaemia, anuria, gleet, cough, demulcent, stomachic, lumbago, arthritis, gastric disorder, leucorrhoea 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Leaf contains proteins, nitrogen, polyphenols 7, minerals as Ca, Mg, K, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Co & Cr 8, glycosides, reducing sugars 9,
acacetin, proanthocyanins, and phenolic acid 6. Present
study deals with the antibacterial activity of the leaves
collected at different times.
EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION AND AUTHENTICATION OF PLANT MATERIAL
The leaves of Hygrophila spinosa were collected from the campus of Royal College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Berhampur and authenticated through Regional Research Laboratory, Bhubaneswar and a voucher specimen has been preserved for further reference.

PREPARATION OF EXTRACTS
The leaves were collected during different times like august to mid September, mid September to October end and November to mid December. The leaves were dried under shade, coarsely powdered and the hydroalcoholic extracts were prepared separately by maceration.

ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY
The antibacterial activity was evaluated by disc-diffusion method 10, 11. The bacterial strains used were Escherchia Arjun Patra et al /Int.J. PharmTech Res.2009,1(3) 838 coli (NCIM NO. 2341), Staphylococcus aureus (NCIM NO. 2654), Bacilus subtilis (NCIM NO. 2195) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (NCIM NO. 2914). Nutrient agar media was taken in a pre-sterilized Petri-dish and the microorganisms were grown. The extracts were dissolved separately in distilled water and used in the concentration of 100μg/disc in triplicate, placed in petri dishes and incubated at 370C for 24 hrs. The diameters of zone of inhibition (mm) were recorded and compared with standard drug ofloxacin. The minimum inhibitory
concentration (MIC) of the different extracts was also determined according to standard method 12.

RESULT AND DISCUSSION
The minimum inhibitory concentration of the different extracts was shown in figure. 1. It was observed that all the three extracts showed antibacterial activity. The extract of the leaves collected during mid-September to October end showed significant antibacterial activity in comparison to the other two extracts, where the activity are almost similar (Table. 1). Further, the hydroalcoholic extract was found to contain alkaloids, glycosides,
tannins, flavonoids, reducing sugars, proteins, sterols etc. through preliminary photochemical screening. The antibacterial activity may be due to one/more group of above phytoconstituent (s) and the plant may contain higher amount of antibacterial constituents during mid-September to October end.
Table 1: *Observation on Determination of Zone of Inhibition of Different Extracts of H. spinosa Test Organism Different Extracts (100μg/disc)EXT-1 EXT-2 EXT-3 Ofloxacin (5μg/disc) E. coli (NCIM 2341)S. aureus (NCIM 2654)B. subtilis (NCIM 2195)P. aeruginosa
(NCIM 2914)101389616141591271023252326

*Average of three readings
EXT-1 = Leaves collected during august to mid-September.
EXT-2 = Leaves collected during mid-September to October end.
EXT-3 = Leaves collected during November to mid-December.
*Average of three readings
EXT-1 = Leaves collected during august to mid-September.
EXT-2 = Leaves collected during mid-September to
October end.
EXT-3 = Leaves collected during November to mid-
December.
Figure 1: *Determination of Minimum Inhibitory
Concentration of Different Extracts of H. spinosa
Arjun Patra et al /Int.J. PharmTech Res.2009,1(3) 839
REFERENCES
1. Nadkarni A.K., Indian Materia Medica, Vol. I,Popular Prakashan, Mumbai, 2007, 668-669.
2. Kirtikar K.R. and Basu B.D., Indian Medicinal plants, Vol. III, International Book Distributors,2005, 1863-1865.
3. Chopra R.N., Nayar S.L. and Chopra I.C.,Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants, NISCAIR,SIR, New Delhi, 2006, 29.
4. Atal C.K. and Kapur B.M., Cultivation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants, Regional Research Laboratory, CSIR, Jammu-Tawi, 1982,548-549.
5. Sharma P.C., Yelne M.B. and Dennis T.J.,Database on Medicinal Plants Used in Ayurveda.Vol. 4, Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, New Delhi, 2002, 320-331.
6. Daniel M., Medicinal Plants: Chemistry and Properties, Science Publishers, Texas, 2005, 193.
7. Dewanji A., Chanda S., Si L., Barik S. and Maiti, S., Extractability and nutritional value of leaf protein from tropical aquatic plants, Plant food Human Nutr. 1997, 50, 349-357.
8. Kar A., Choudhary B.K. and Bandyopadhyay N.B., Important mineral contents and medicinal
properties of M. oleifera and H. spinosa, Sachitra Ayurveda 1998, 50(7), 543-549.
9. Samy R.P., Antimicrobial activity of some medicinal plants from India, Fitoterapia 2005,
76, 697-699.
10. Mali R.G., Hundiwale J.C. and Sonawane R.S.,Evaluation of Capparis decidua for Anthelmintic
and Antimicrobial Activities, Ind. J. Nat. Prod.2004, 20(4), 10-13.
11. Anonymous, Indian Pharmacopoeia, Volume II,The Controller of Publications, Delhi, 1996, 100-106.
12. Walker T.S., Microbiology, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998, 80.
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The anti-bacterial activity of the medicines is most probably responsible for curing the teeth and gum infections. It can certainly come at par with Ledum Palustrum in that respect, if the results are so convincing.

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Re:New Information By: baskaran.ramamurthy
  
December 9 2009
Dear Shri Udaya,
Is this a commonly used remedy available in India ? Can we use the tincture as a disinfectant to dress septic wounds
Regards
Baskaran

Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 9 2009
TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS and Hygrophila spinosa are same?

Can it be used for persistent urinary infection problem?

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 9 2009
Tribulus Terrestris is identified as (Ikshugandha) by Boericke. Ikshugandha is identified as Vayalchulli (Neerchulli) in Tamil, Malayalam.
See the following link:

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Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 9 2009
Vayalchulli (neermulli) as it is called in Tamil and malayalam; (Kandakalika in Bengali ) is used in Ayurveda as Mutrashodhana-aushadham (Medicine for urinary afflictions mixturation and expulsion).

It is used in Ayurveda for the following :
Jaundice, Anaemia, Oedema, the Kashayam from its root is used for the purpose.

Impotency, sexual weakness are also addressed from its seeds. The prescription is 3 grams of seeds to be dusted mixed with milk adding honey, should be used twice. (Should be used only in consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor).

It is also good for Athisaram (Loose motion)

I am not certain about its use directly on wound, yes it can be used for persistent urinary infection as it is a good medicine for for ailments of the bladder in ayurveda. In homeopathy it is not well proved, so we need to experiment on our own.

Tribulus Terrestris is identified as (Ikshugandha) by Boericke. Ikshugandha is identified as Vayalchulli (Neerchulli) in Tamil, Malayalam. There is some confusion in linking the two botanical names.

See the following link:
biogreennutrachem.com

with best wishes.

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Re:New Information By: user123
  
December 9 2009
Dear Shri Udaya,
Is this a commonly used remedy available in India ? Can we use the tincture as a disinfectant to dress septic wounds
Regards
Baskaran

Swami Ramdev advises doing the dressing with vidhara leaves and pure cow ghee (Indian breed) for gangreneous ulcers.

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 9 2009
I cannot say that with certainty as I have not used this medicine myself. I will try on me one day and let you know the results. I do not have this medicine in my chest. It is common weed and commonly used in Ayurveda but not commonly used by all homeopaths. Swami Ramdev is basing his knowledge and practice on Ayurveda.

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Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 9 2009
Thank you Dr. Udya Kumar.

Re:New Information By: user123
  
December 9 2009
It is interesting to note that almost all major Indian herbs like Brahmi, Tulsi, Arjun etc are a part of the Appendix to the Boericke's Materia Medica. This Appendix appears with the heading Indian Drugs. Of course Vidhara is not there. But more surprisingly Ashwagandha is also not there. Ikshugandha, neem and asoka are included in the main Materia Medica.

Re:New Information By: shuddha
  
December 9 2009
Respected Udaya,

Can I try tribulus t MT for my brother's persistent urinary infection?
Shuddha

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 9 2009
Yes. I think it should help considering its effects on the bladder and the experiments showing some activity against bacterial infections. as indicated here:

"In the present study the hydroalcoholic extract of the leaves of H.spinosa collected during different time periods were studied for their antibacterial activity by disc-diffusion method against different gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus & Bacilus subtilis) and gram negative (Escherchia coli & Pseudomonas aeruginosa) bacteria. It was observed that the leaves collected during mid-September to October end showed significant activity compared to the extracts of leaves collected at some other time."

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Re:New Information By: HomeoEnthusiast
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December 10 2009
As far as my knowledge goes, Tribulus Terrestris is known as Nerinjil in Malayalam. Its Sanskrit name is Gokshura. Ikshugandha seems to be another name too.

http://www.tribulusterrestris.net/

This is the herb that is prescribed by ayurvedic vaidyas for cleaning the urinary system (it is a wonderful diuretic) and also, if the patient is having lots of oedema which needs to be cleared through the urine. I clearly remember we used to boil water with tribulus (for drinking) for my grandmother (who used to have terrible oedema in her legs) for its diuretic effects.

udaya, vayalchulli is perhaps different from this one.
-rams

Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 10 2009
Dear Dr. Udaya Kumar,

Is it not Tribulus terrestris different from Hygrophila spinosa? They share a common property, it seems. Please have a look at the information below. Hygrophila spinosa is available as a homeopathic medicine?


Tribulus terrestris
Class- Rosopsida
Subclass- Rosidae
Order- Linales
Family- Zygophyllaceae

Latin name : Tribulus terrestris
English Name : Small Caltrops, Land Caltrops, Puncture Vine, Goathead
French Name : Croix-de-Malte
Arabic Name : Hasak,Azrasal-Ujooz,Kohaj,Hamasul Ameer
Persian Name : Khare Khasak, Kharsah Goshah
Sanskrit Name : Gokshura
Hindi Name : Gokhru, Chota Gokhru
Chinese Name : Bai ji li, Tu chi li
German Name : Burzeldorn

Description: The fruit is alterative, analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antiinflammatory, anodyne, aphrodisiac, carminative, cooling, demulcent, diuretic, galactagogue, hypotensive, lithotriptic, nervine, pectoral, rejuvenative, restorative and tonic. Useful in urinary disorders such as painful micturition, incontinence of urine, dysuria, urolithiasis, cystitis, calculus affections, gonorrhoea, syphilis, gleet and benign prostatic hypertropy (BPH).

Tribulus has been used for centuries in ancient Greece, India and Africa to increase fertility and rejuvenate the body. In recent years, Tribulus has developed a following among body builders and exercise enthusiasts. Bodybuilders use Tribulus because they believe it a safe alternative to anabolic steroids. It is believed that Tribulus increases testosterone levels by 30% in only 5 days. This is accomplished by raising the amount of LH (luteinizing hormone), which is produced by the pituitary gland. LH plays a significant role in regulating testosterone production. LH is a hormone that also deals with sex drive. A study including over 200 male subjects suffering from erectile dysfunction (quite often due to low testosterone levels) showed that many of the men experienced an increase in LH and testosterone as well as sperm production and motility. It is also given to treat sterility in women.

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Hygrophila spinosa
Class-Rosopsida
Subclass- Lamiidae
Order- Lamiales
Family- Acanthaceae

Latin name : Hygrophila spinosa
English Name : Hydrophilia
Sanskrit Name : Kokilaksha
Hindi Name : Talmakhana, Gokulakanta
German Name : Langblattriger Sterndorn

Description: The seed has antibacterial, aphrodisiac, demulcent, diuretic, nutritive and hepatoprotective properties. It is a popular aphrodisiac and tonic that is useful in impotence and for increasing sperm count. It is also thought to support the liver in conditions such as jaundice and hepatitis. Also useful in gonorrhoea, spermatorrhoea and nocturnal emission.

Source: http://www.dehlvi.com/ingredient.php

Re:New Information By: M.A. Rana
  
December 10 2009
All Dears
After seeing your keen interest and having a useful debate, i tried to gather the symptoms of the gums and teeth as follows:

1) whole lower gums and teeth were suffering especially left side was more effected.
2) teeth were waving and gums were soft and loose.
3) Gums were having pain after touching with finger as some wound is there but no bleeding. however, sometimes there were bleeding while burshing the teeth. gums were getting swallon after eating and this swallon can be seen from out side on the chick also.
4) Teeth were so loose that man was not able to chew any thing and getting a lot of pain in teeth if if any hard thing come in between or teeth touch each other. one teeth was fallen by itself during sleep.
5) Teeth were sensitive to cold water and to cold Air.
6) He was suffering more after getting up from sleep in morning. Teeth used to be felt as long, swallong and painful. Eating Break fast was more difficult then to take Launch & Dinner.
7) Merc.Sol, Salacia, Sataphis, Kros. Plantago, Arnica, Lechsis and Thoja all got failed to recover the problem.
As a last action patient was about to extract all the teeth but now after using of 3 doses man is feeling strenght in his teeth and eating freely.
Please feel free to ask any more question in this regard. Your comment will highly be apprecieated.

This is God who bless Life & health but no one else

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 10 2009
The question is, is it possible that Boericke make an error in identification?
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HOMŚOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
by William BOERICKE, M.D.

TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS
Ikshugandha

An East Indian drug useful in urinary affections, especially dysuria, and in debilitated states of the sexual organs, as expressed in seminal weakness, ready emissions and impoverished semen. Prostatitis, calculous affections and sexual neurasthenia. It meets the auto-traumatism of masturbation correcting the emissions and spermatorrhśa. Partial impotence caused by overindulgence of advancing age, or when accompanied by urinary symptoms, incontinence, painful micturition, etc.
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According to Ikshugandha it is Higrophila spinosa and according to Boericke Ikshugandha is Tribulus Terrestris. It needs further clarification.

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Re:New Information By: M.A. Rana
  
December 10 2009
Dear Mr. Udaya Kumar
I am willing to test this medicine on the patient having diabetics with urine and sexual problem (Muscas).
What you say. Thanks

This is God who bless Life & health but no one else

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 10 2009
Yes. Every breakthrough is a new path made for others to travel. Every Experience has a first time, and those who pass through first is the leader and the best. My best wishes.

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Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 11 2009
Just would like to post some information on Tribulus terrestris.

(Source: http://www.ayurhelp.com/plants/tribulus-terrestris.htm)

Ayurveda-medicinal properties of Tribulus terrestris- Gokshura

The plant Tribulus Terrestris , known as gokshura in ayurveda, has innumerable medicinal properties. In texts of ayurveda the medicinal properties of gokshura have been described as follows.

“Gokshuraha sheetalaha swaadurbalakrudvasthishodhanaha |
Madhuro deepano vrishyaha pushtidashmariharaha ||”
Pramehashwaasakaasaarshahakrichrahridrogsvatanut| (Bhava prakasha)

Gokshura is sweet to taste and has cooling properties. It is heavy and increases stickiness of tissues. Because of these properties it normalizes vata and pitta.

Balakrud : - Tribulus increases strength of muscles. Researches have shown that tribulus increases male hormone testosterone, which strengthen the muscles.

Vastishodhana :- It cleanses the bladder and boosts the resistance of bladder to infection. This property is very useful in treating cystitis.

Deepana : It increases appetite and normalizes digestion.

Vrishyaha: Gokshura acts as a very effective aphrodisiac. Its property of boosting testosterone level help to increase erection, sperm count and sperm motility. Hence it has been included as an active ingredient in Vajikarana preparations. It increases libido and helps in rectifying male impotence

Pushti: Tribulus terrestris helps to build body muscles and boost body energy. It also increases body immunity.

Ashmariharaha: It is of great use in treatment of renal calculi.

Prameha: This plant helps to reduce frequency of urination in diabetes, cystitis and urinary tract infection.

Shwaasa Kaasa: It is very useful in diseases of respiratory system like wheezing and cough.

Arsha: Tribulus helps to reduce symptoms of piles

Hridroga : Gokshura helps in protecting heart from cardiac diseases.

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Medicinal properties in Ayurveda: Gokhru is indicated in Ayurveda for the treatment of urinary disorders, kidney diseases, diseases of the genito-urinary system, calculus affections and impotence. In Ayurvedic system of medicine Gokhru is indicated for use for regulation of heart functions, reduction of inflammation, indigestion, chronic cough and asthma also. In Ayurveda it is considered that Gokhru helps to improve vitality and vigor. Recent researches have proved it to be effective as analgesic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, lithotriptic, nervine, rejuvenative, tonic.

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(Source: http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Tribulus+terrestris)

The seed is abortifacient, alterative, anthelmintic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, demulcent, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactogogue, pectoral and tonic. It stimulates blood circulation. A decoction is used in treating impotency in males, nocturnal emissions, gonorrhoea and incontinence of urine. It has also proved effective in treating painful urination, gout and kidney diseases. The plant has shown anticancer activity. The flowers are used in the treatment of leprosy. The stems are used in the treatment of scabious skin diseases and psoriasis. The dried and concocted fruits are used in the treatment of congestion, gas, headache, liver, ophthalmia and stomatitis.

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(Source: http://www.ayurhelp.com/plants/gokshura.htm)

SANSKRIT NAME: gokshura, shuuadamshtra, swadukantaka, trikantaka, vanashrungata, chanadhruma, ikshugandhika.

LOCAL NAMES (in India): Gokharu (Hindi), Gokuri (Bengali), Kante gokaru (Marathi),Land caltrops (English),

PROPERTIES (ayurvedic)
Guna :- guru,snigdha
Rasa :- madhura
Veerya :-sheeta
Vipaka :- madhura

KARMA (Action): Normalize vatta & pitta. a very good aphrodisiacs, diuretic anti informatory widely used in conditions of ED, piles, cough, bronchitis habitual and threaded abash ion calculi, cystitis and general weakness.

Contains alkaloid - Harman & Harmine

Pharmacology:
Tribestan is a completely natural non-hormonal herbal (phytochemical) biostimulator derived from the plant Tribulus terrestris L., Bulgaricum, which contains predominantly saponins of furostanol type, with prevailing quantity of protodioscin (not less than 45% in Tribestan). It is a natural herbal alternative to synthetic anabolic hormones without any clinically proven toxic effects. Tribestan administration leads to increased muscle mass in active sports by activating the enzyme associated with energy metabolism. At the same time it has also been reported to have the ability to stimulate some functions associated with the increase of the body's natural endogenous testosterone and lutenizing hormone (LH) levels. With the increase of the body's natural endogenous testosterone level, it can help alleviating some symptoms associated with male menopause
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Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 11 2009
Source: http://www.trulyhuge.com/tribulusterrestris.htm

Tribulus terrestris increases testosterone levels by increasing luteininzing hormone (LH) levels. LH is the hormone that signals the body to start making natural testosterone. There is a study involving individuals taking 750 mg per day of tribulus terrestris. It showed that LH increased from 14.38 ml/U/ml to 24.75 ml/U/ml (which is a 72% increase in LH). Free testosterone went from 60 ng/dl to 84.5 ng/dl (which is an increase of 41%).
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(Source: http://www.tribestan.com/)
Tribestan (Tribulus Terrestris L.) improves sexual activity, and also improves and prolongs penile erection in men. In women it improves sexual activity, stimulates ovogenesis and has other beneficial effects as well. Traditionally used as a dietary supplement to enhance vigor, vitality and stamina

Tribestan - Naturally Safe for Enhanced Performance
• Tribestan improves muscle growth & body strength
• Tribestan reported to enhance libido sexualis & erectile function
• Tribestan reported to increase the number and motility of spermatozoa
• Tribestan reported to increase the body's natural testosterone and LH levels
• Tribestan helps in alleviating some symptoms associated with male menopause
• No adverse effects
• No toxicity and side effects
What is Tribestan used for?
Since the body's natural testosterone promotes protein synthesis and positive nitrogen balance, the benefits for the professional or the recreational athlete engaged in active training and workout, are muscle cell growth and increased body strength as well as faster recuperation and recovery from muscular stress.
What is Tribestan?
• Tribestan is a completely natural non-hormonal herbal (phytochemical) biostimulator derived from the plant Tribulus terrestris L., Bulgaricum, which contains predominantly saponins of furostanol type, with prevailing quantity of protodioscin (not less than 45% in Tribestan). It is a natural herbal alternative to synthetic anabolic hormones without any clinically proven toxic effects.
• Tribestan administration leads to increased muscle mass in active sports by activating the enzyme associated with energy metabolism. At the same time it has also been reported to have the ability to stimulate some functions associated with the increase of the body's natural endogenous testosterone and lutenizing hormone (LH) levels. With the increase of the body's natural endogenous testosterone level, it can help alleviating some symptoms associated with male menopause.
• Nearly 20 years of experience with natural herbal Tribestan administration has seen no toxicity and negative effects to date.
On safety
• Special attention should be given to the harmlessness of the natural herbal product Tribestan.
• No evidence of acute, sub-acute and chronic toxicity has been found during the experimental behavioral, hematological, functional, biochemical and morphological studies.
• Absence of carcinogenic and teratogenic effect.
• No adverse effects were noted in any of the clinical studies and additional research demonstrated no adverse effects on the Central Nervous System and the Cardiovascular System.
A summary on clinical studies on Tribestan
• Tribestan has also been reported to be a popular medicinal herb in Bulgaria and the East, Eastern Europe, China, India, etc. for the treatment of sexual deficiencies. Three major medical centers in Bulgaria have therefore conducted clinical studies on Tribestan effect on reproductive functions. In 1981, Tribestan was incorporated into mainstream medical treatment in much of Eastern Europe for:
• Improvement of libido and erectile function
• Increasing serum concentration of testosterone and LH
• Stimulation of spermatogenesis with increased concentration of spermatozoa, increase in sperm motility and viability
Report on stimulation of spermatogenesis
Tribestan administered to males with idiopathic oligoasthnozoospermia or with spermogram disturbances due to varicocele, has shown increased concentration of spermatozoa, increased percentage of motile spermatozoa. Increased spermatozoa motility rate and, for some cases, increased volume of ejaculate of 1 to 2 ml. In controlled studies the number of Sertoli cells increased by 40% with no change in the number of Leydig cells.
Report on libido sexualis and erectle dysfunction
• In clinical studies on 212 patients, 85% of patients with reduced libido, demonstrated improved libido after 30 days and 94% after 60 days of treatment with Tribestan.
• For 36 patients with chronic prostatitis and reduced libido, 75% reported favorable effects at the end of the treatment cycle.
• In animal studies, libido and sexual reflexes were restored in 71% of subjects with complete absence of libido. In subjects with poor libido and sexual reflexes, recovery was recorded in 100% of cases.
• Treatment of patients with unilateral and bilateral hypotrophy of the testes, demonstrated enhanced libido and improved spermogram after 60 days.
• In patients with primary and secondary hypogonadism, 78% reported restored and enhanced libido with 22% reporting improved erection.
Report on increase of the body's natural testosterone
In patients with testosterone serum levels below the lower limit of the norm, the physiological levels were reached after treatment, whereas in patients with normal initial levels, the testosterone level was not significantly changed after treatment

Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 11 2009
(Source: http://www.herbalcureindia.com/herbs/tribulus-terrestris.htm)
The botanical name of goksura is Tribulus terrestris and it belongs to Zygophyllaceae family. From the fruits and leaves, flavonoid components like kaempferol, kaempferol – 3 – glucoside, kaempferol – 3- rutinoside and a new acylated kaempferol- 3 – glucoside is isolated. Other components like hecogenin, steroid sapogenins and neotigogenin ae also reported. The bigger variety of goksura is botanically known as Pedalum murex. Disogenin, gitogenin and chlorogenin isolated. Kaempferol, its 3- glucoside, its 3- rutinoside and tribuloside isolated from fruits and leaves.
The fruit, roots and the whole plant is used for the medicinal purpose. The herb, seldom externally, can be used for dressing the wounds with the paste of its leaves.
Internally, goksura is extremely efficacious in most of the urinary tract disorders because it promotes the flow of urine, cools and soothes the membranes of the urinary tract, and aids in the expulsion of urinary stones. It also stops bleeding from the tract and rejuvenates the urogenital system, both in males as well as females, Goksuradi ghrta, the medicated ghee with goksura and dhanyaka is an effective remedy for dysuria, strangury and anuria. For such ailments, the decoction of its roots works well, when given with sugar and honey. Asmari bhedana – disintegration of urinary stones is achieved by goksura curna with goat’s milk. Goksura is commonly used in combinations with guggulu, varuna, usira, dhanyaka, candana, punarnava and pasanabheda in urinary disorders.
In women, it is beneficial to the uterus, as it boosts the growth of uterus by its anabolic and rejuvenative properties. It is the best panacea for infantile or hypoplastic uterus, when combined with satavari, asvagandha and yastimadhu. It helps to prevent abortion by cheching the bleeding and nourshies the genital system. In the males, it is effectively used in impotency with honey. Goksura effectively controls the bleeding, hence is invaluable in raktapitta, haematuria when used with milk.
It is easily the best and often used herb to alleviate pain in the diseases due to vata. It combines well with kantakari for treating the cough of vata origin. Both, goksura and kantakari are balya to prana and alleviate vata, hence are beneficial in cough and the heart diseases. In large doses, it imparts the laxative action, hence is used as an adjunct in the treatment of piles. The powder of its fruit or the decoction of the roots is used for this purpose.
Goksuradi guggulu is a popular formulation consisting of goksura, guggulu, triphala, trikatu and musta. It is commonly used in treating diabetes, urinary calculi, dysuria, gout and sexual debility. In gout, the decoction of goksura and sunthi is very effectively used. Rasayana curna consisting goksura, guduci and amalaki is commonly used as a general tonic
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(Source: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tribulus-terrestris-side-effects.html)
Tribulus terrestris is the scientific name of a herbal supplement. It is commonly known as puncture vine or Caltrop. It is a perennial herb and it belongs to the Zygophyllaceae family. It can grow in a warm, desert climate and survives even in a poor soil condition. The regions where it is most commonly found are Africa, northern parts of Australia, southern part of Europe and parts of Asia. Normally, the height of this plant is not more than one meter. It grows flower that are small in size and faint yellow in color. Its fruit has a five angled shape and have spines on its surface. There are medicinal properties of tribulus terrestris, due to two active components of saponins present in its leaves. These steroidal saponins are - furostanol glycosides and spirostanol glycosides. In most cases, it has been seen that tribulus terrestris side effects is nothing very serious.
Health Benefits of Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus terrestris has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and ayurveda since centuries. However, its use as a herbal medicine began somewhere in the 1970s. When it is taken as a herbal supplement, it increases the level of testosterone in human body, lower high blood pressure and improves blood circulation. All these properties help to treat different types of ailments including problems like low libido, cardiovascular disease, gout, etc.

It has some diuretic properties which help to improve the functioning of the kidneys. It is believed to have some antiseptic properties which is beneficial in curing infections in kidneys and urinary stone. Sometimes, athlete take it for the purpose of increasing the muscle mass. This is possible because an increase in testosterone facilitates muscle growth. It has been proved to have helped in lowering the cholesterol levels. Some minor problems like headache, eye problems like conjunctivitis and itching of the eyes can also be treated with tribulus terrestris. It has a positive effect on the overall immune system of our body.

Side Effects Associated with Tribulus Terrestris

The most common side effects which have been observed in people taking tribulus terrestris is stomach upset and nausea feeling. However, it is a temporary effect and can be controlled if taken with a meal. In some women, it has been observed that their voice have changed. Usually, the tone of the voice decreases. This may be caused due to the change in the levels of hormones in the body. Mood swing is another minor tribulus terrestris extract side effects. It shows up in the form of anger. In some people, it has been observed that excessive hair growth over the body and face takes place. Too much of testosterone is mainly responsible for this kind of a side effect. Lung damage is one of the rare side effects of this herb. However, in most such cases it has been found to occur due to eating of the fruit of the herb and not the processed extracts of the supplement.

The correct dosage of tribulus terrestris extracts may vary in between 85 to 250 mg thrice daily along with meals. The exact dosage is ascertained by the doctor after examining the health condition of the person. In order to get maximum benefits from the intake of supplement, it should be accompanied by right kind of diet, proper exercise and adequate rest. However, if high dosage of this supplement is taken, then side effects of tribulus terrestris could be severe. It can damage the functioning of the brain, affect the function of the muscle and in worst cases, it can even lead to death.

When taken in right proportion the chances of any tribulus terrestris side effects becomes less. Therefore, it should be taken under medical supervision only. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children and pregnant women. Those with medical history of diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, high cholesterol should consult their concerned physician to check out if it is suitable for their health condition.

Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 11 2009
Does Tribulus Terrestris help in hair loss
Are you worried about hair loss; there are numerous men and women who are plagued by this embarrassing condition. What is important is to take some action to stop hair loss, before it gets too late.
Protodioscin is an active component of the natural herb Tribulus Terrestris. A number of clinical studies on protodioscin have shown that it assists the body in controlling the androgen levels. When overproduction of the male androgen DHT is responsible for hair loss then Tribulus Terrestris may help you in putting a stop to hair loss.
Now what is Tribulus Terrestris? There are not too many people who have heard of this plant. This valuable plant has its ancestry in Far East and Southeastern Europe. Tribulus Terrestris, commonly known as Puncture Vine and has been an ingredient of herbal medicines in many parts of the world for thousands of years. The plant is not very difficult to find and is found in abundance in moderate climate and is a very persistent in nature.
A lot of attention is being given to Tribulus Terrestris once people got to know of the various medicinal properties that this herb. It has been used for making natural medicines by the ancient cultures for thousands of years but was noticed more in the Western world when it was known to assist the Bulgarian bodybuilders. The extract taken from Tribulus Terrestris plant is very useful in building stamina and vigor of the bodybuilder. The Tribulus Terrestris herb has a number of benefits and there have been no known negative effects, except for an upset stomach in some people who use it.
On the other hand there have been some reports which suggest that as Tribulus Terrestris is responsible in some ways for hair loss. But nothing has been confirmed, it may be possible if one takes the herb for a very long time and large quantity. No lengthy human studies have been made with Tribulus Terrestris to understand fully how it influences hair loss. Even though Tribulus Terrestris is considered to be safe and an incredible herb, it is better to eat the normal, prescribed dose after consulting a specialist.
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(Source: http://gokshur.com/aboutgokshur.html)

Ayurvedic Pharmacodynamic properties:
Rasa: Madhura (sweet)
Guna: Guru (heavy), Snigdha (oily)
Virya: Shita (cold)
Vipaka: Madhura (sweet)
Doshakarma: Vata-Pittashamak (alleviate V and P Dosha)


Roots and fruits are cooling, demulcent, tonic and aphrodisiac, promotes strength and digestive power. It is used as diuretic anthelmenthic and expectorant. It cures cough, rheumatism, diabetes, piles, dropsy, burning sensation, impotence and heart diseases.

Diuretic, tonic, cooling, aphrodisiac and the dried fruits are used in cases of spermatorrhoea, phosphaturia, diseases of genito-urinary tract such as dysuria, gonorrhoea, chronic cystitis, calculous affections, urinary disorders, incontinence of urine, gout and impotence also in uterine disorders after parturition. The seeds are strengthening and the ash of plant is good for external application in rheumarthritis.
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Tribulus Terrestris
In the world of natural medicine, most plant life can be used to assist Nature in restoring a normal human condition.
Tribulus terrestris is a flowering plant that grows throughout India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It has many names such as Puncture Vine, Caltrop, Yellow Vine and Goathead. Indian ayuvveda practice utilizes this plant as a tonic. It’s also used in Turkey as folk medicine to address high blood pressure and cholesterol. However, this plant is another wonder used towards the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. The active chemical in Tribulus terrestris is protodioscin (PTN). The active compounds are called steroidal saponins.
The current claim is that Tribulus terrestris increases testosterone levels by increasing the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) which in turn stimulates the production of LH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). With increased testosterone, a body increases fertility and libido. Due to this claim, Tribulus terrestris is currently being promoted as a sex-drive booster. Independent studies have suggested that the extract form slightly increases hormone levels, though they continue to be within normal range. In animal studies, it has shown to be helpful in increasing sex drive. Sex behavior and intracavernous pressure (ICP) were studies in normal and castrated rats. An improvement was indicated in sexual behavior, along with an increase in mounting activity. Tribulus terrestris may work due to the relaxing of the smooth muscles and increasing blood flow into the penis. In this case, this herb may also be beneficial for abdominal colic sufferers. There have also been positive effects on bone marrow activity and the immune system.
Chinese studies have discovered that this plant is able to reduce the frequency of angina pectoris; it contains anti-microbial and anti-tumor potentials, as well as lowers cholesterol and hypertension. There is also speculation that Tribulus terrestris contains anti-oxidant properties as well.
There have been no reported side effects except from those users who’ve consumed high dosages, such as experiencing more energy, feeling warmer, having a slightly faster heartbeat, and restlessness. As in all cases of consuming herbal supplements, it is necessary to take breaks between treatments, and to exercise caution with regards to dosage. Taking more doesn’t necessarily mean getting better results. With Tribulus terrestris, is can be possible to achieve results in as little as 45 minutes. It is best utilized in a combination with other herbal constituents. – such as Capatrex's best male enhancement supplement– which makes use of Tribulus terrestris, Yohimbe and Panax Ginseng, which work especially well together and all focus on addressing male erectile dysfunction.

Re:New Information By: udaya kumar
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December 11 2009
Thanks for all the information. My doubt is more or less confirmed that there is a confusion in the identification of the right plant vis-a-vis the name Ikshugandha in boericke.

The Madhur or sweet taste indicates less toxicity and therefore, we cannot expect the medicine to work exactly opposite in homeopathy when potentised. Therefore, it may work in hersutism, t.cell problems, multiple cysts in ovaries, Testesterone and estrogen problems and in adrinal insufficiency in overall as indicated by its efficacy in diabetis and polyuria. The some of the side effects as indicated in material doses is well suited for homeopathic purposes as the side effects itself transform into curative powers. This is an efficient medicine in homeopathy to be used for more and more for the modern age ailments and maladies.

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Re: New Information By: Joe De Livera
Sri Lanka
  
December 12 2009
In his first post on this thread Rana stated:

"When i used this and it has surprised me about it works on Gums and theet. The patient was unable to eat because his lower gums and theet was badly damaged and he was about to extract all the theet."

It was only yesterday that I visited my Dentist to have implants fitted to replace 2 upper Molars he had extracted a few months ago due to the old amalgam fillings falling off thereby cracking the teeth which could not be refilled.

He stated in passing that the condition of my teeth without any receding of the gums was remarkable for a person of 80 years of age and that my gums were what a 40 year old would normally have. He wished to know how I cared for my teeth and I informed him that all I did was to take Arnica 30c in the Wet dose nightly and that I had done so for the last 13 years. He was fascinated with my therapy and asked me for a sample bottle of this remedy which I promised to give him on my next visit.

He showed me his own teeth and there were visible signs that the gums had receded in an alarming manner.

He was only 61 years of age.

Re:New Information By: muruganrsa
  
December 12 2009
Thank you Dr. Udya Kumar.

I found what you have said about the benefits of Tribulus. I have just done a bit of search for ikshugandha.

I found the mention of 'Ikshugandhika' (sanskrit name) in the website mentioned below for tribulus terrestris. And, i found the mention of the same common name elsewhere also.

http://www.ayurhelp.com/plants/gokshura.htm

SANSKRIT NAME: gokshura, shuuadamshtra, swadukantaka, trikantaka, vanashrungata, chanadhruma, ikshugandhika.

Ikshugandhika- Means it smells similar to sugarcane (http://www.ayurvedicdietsolutions.com/Gokshura.php)

I think it may be spelling mistake in Boericke, I presume.

Please see additional details given in the following post.

Regards,
Murugan

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